Must-watch list of winners and losers from the GOP debate

GOP Debate: Winners and Losers Must-See List [video]

Craig HueyGovernment, Congress, and Politics Leave a Comment

What a difference.

The 4th GOP debate actually had hard, honest questions.

And the candidates gave specific answers on their roadmap and solutions to economic recovery and growth.

The biggest winner: The Fox Business news and Neil Cavuto.

The biggest loser: Gov. John Kasich…

Donald Trump and Ben Carson are leading in the polls and held their own during the debate.

Here is our list of winners and losers:

Best Answers and Delivery:

1. Ted Cruz (overall)

2. Marco Rubio

3. Ben Carson (on minimum wage)

Worst Answers and Delivery:

1. John Kasich

2. Jeb Bush

Best and Strongest Closing Remarks:

1. Ted Cruz

2. Ben Carson

Most Honest Answers

Ben Carson

Biggest Advocate of Government and Liberal Policies

1. John Kasich

2. Jeb Bush

3. Donald Trump

Most Pro-Freedom Policies Advocated

1. Ted Cruz

2. Rand Paul

3. Ben Carson

Biggest Jerk

John Kasich

And the number of viewers, unlike the last debate, broke the record at 24 million viewers.

Here are the rankings of twitter mentions during the debate:

1. Donald Trump: 24%

2. Ted Cruz: 12%

3. Ben Carson: 12%

4. Jeb Bush: 12%

5. Marco Rubio: 11%

6. John Kasich: 10%

7. Rand Paul: 10%

8. Carly Fiorina: 9%

And here are some great video highlights:

Carly Fiorina on creating jobs and growing the economy, here.

Ted Cruz on Hillary Clinton’s policies, here. And Ted Cruz on his tax plan, here.

Marco Rubio on his tax plan and military spending, here.

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